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I Have Munchausen Syndrome

Munchausen Syndrome anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Munchausen Syndrome. You're not alone. 33 People

    Im Only 16

    Im awaiting blood tests for an auto-immune disease, and I dont know what to think. I feel disgusted at myself when i secretly wish i had something so theres a cinflict raging in my mind, i dont know what to do.
    munchausensabitch munchausensabitch 18-21 3 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    My friend admitted to me

    that she has munchausens, and she actually does and then decided she didn't and won't speak to her therapist about it. She is hurting herself and putting everyone she knows out by pretending to be handicapped. How can I help her? She sits at home alone most of the day or comes...
    dannigirl81 dannigirl81 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2014

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    I Think I Have Munchausens

    I have come to the conclusion that I have munchausens syndrome. I have always grown up having to one up the person next to me with a worse story of something that happened to me. Then it got worse, I started exaggerating the level of real symptoms to get sympathy from others. In...
    1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    I'm 14 and "suffer" from this awful syndrome.

    I often randomly say a part of my body hurts just so my mom will do something. I had pneumonia in June and really wish that it would have been a bigger more long term infection. I feel jealous when I read about cancer patients suffering and wish I could be among those people. I...
    stellagirl99 stellagirl99 16-17, F Jan 26, 2014

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    I Don't Have Munchausen But I Have Been Really Hurt By One Who Did

    I'm hoping this will help people trying to get over Munchausen. I had a close friend who I believed had cancer, pretended to be sick, asked people to be supportive during times of when he "went into surgery", etc. And then one day, his girlfriend (and my best friend) told me that...
    loveisblind1 loveisblind1 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2012

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    It's difficult for others to understand

    that I'd love to be lying in hospital, on oxygen, unable to move. Nurses caring for me, specialists understanding me, visitors making me laugh.No expectations. Thankfully my psychologist is helping me to understand it and talk to psychiast
    Jomail Jomail 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2014

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    I'M Not The Only One Who Noticed

    obviously because i have faked/exaggerated things all my life, i have been to my doctors practice countless times with my mum, often resulting with either nothing or antibiotics (much to my dismay). Just a few weeks ago I was having a discussion with my mum as she was saying how...
    munchausensabitch munchausensabitch 18-21 1 Response Mar 31, 2013

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    Need Advice

    I think I have a friend who has Munchausen's mixed with mythomania. I want to help, but I don't know how to tell her in a way that won't make her run for the hills. Any advice?
    anonym333 anonym333 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2013

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    I Think The Love Of My Life Has, Munchausens.

    My girl friend, and I have been togeter almost a year now. We are engaged and I am worried she has Munchausens. In early March we found out she had stage 2 colon cancer. My daughter is 2 and, he stays with my mother so I could work two jobs and take care of my girl friend. Then...
    1127KM 1127KM 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2013

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    Help?

    i have munchausen syndrome. and everyone is telling me to get a treatment for that itself... i dont believe that i have it. but everyone tells me i do... does anyone have any ideas on how to hurt myself? i feel like that pain is easier...because its the only way anybody will...
    smoot100 smoot100 22-25 6 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    I Have Munchausen

    I know for a fact that I am sick, but I keep looking ways to go to the hospital , I feel so in peace or cared for You know what I mean. I don't want to let anybody know about my disorder but I want to have a surgery so bad! it hurts! have had three so far, but not because I faked...
    dulceocean1 dulceocean1 41-45, F Aug 30, 2013

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    I'M Obsessed With Hospitals And Cancer

    I have spent a lot of time in hospitals because of two of my close family members who had cancer. I saw them suffer, and I know both of them would have done anything to end their suffering. But for some reason, I want to be in their shoes. I love hospitals. I love the smell, the...
    alexissss alexissss 18-21 3 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    I Feel Like I'm A Sick Person For My Munchausen's

    I fake OCD ADD kidney failure heart problems, oh and it's perfect. When I see sick people I'm jealous, i break my bones and i love it, my heart stops with longing when I see an ambulance or someone go to the hospital, I fantasize over saying I have cancer, and was exited when i...
    Charliepeach Charliepeach 13-15 3 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    I Am A Mix?

    I think I may have a mix between hypochondria and Munchhausen Syndrome. These are the reasons: I love to watch youtube videos of people losing consciousness and whenever I see someone faint or get knocked out I get this “whomph” feeling in my lower belly that is just so...
    3 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Another Result Of A Rotten Childhood

    Just came back from therapy and if bi polar, PTSD, anxiety, and depression was not enough I have come to the conclusion that I have munchausen sydrome, I can not even pronounce this. As I sat in therapy with a ace bandage on my wrist from a fall I took I can do everything with my...
    Compulsive64 Compulsive64 46-50 Apr 26, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I came across this site reading everyone's stories feeling amazed about how I am not alone. I feel a little disappointed because everyone's stories are mostly or similarly the same...
    whyme96 whyme96 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    More and more often I think about what I have and what others don't. We have access to water at anytime, anywhere we go in most countries but there are people in other countries...
    azurebites azurebites 51-55, F 2 hrs ago

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    so i go for my surgery on Thursday i have to be up before 6 45 am because that's when i go to the hospital. I am getting tubal ligation, done but instead of just getting them cut...
    Alexia85 Alexia85 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    LOST ... need help plz, I'm ashamed and I hate seeing him hurt. We have been married for 8 faithful years. I have been unhappy with him for awhile. He has had 7 knee surgerys in 3...
    shygirl1986 shygirl1986 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Hi, my name is Amber, I'm eighteen years old and I have a crush on my professor. It was a hopeless case from the start. Class only started two weeks ago and already I'm head over...
    AmberTheShyGirl AmberTheShyGirl 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Is a "bad" father better than no father? My children don't want to see their father. They say he is mean, shouts all the time, tells them they need a diet (they aren't over weight...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 12 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I know you are depressed so this story is for you. Hope you enjoy it. Well, I came across some nice material about how depression works. I won't be very detailed here to avoid...
    OurUltimateHope OurUltimateHope 26-30 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I just came back from the repair shoppe to get my iPad. My stranger for a Mother or one of her boyfriend's family members most likely broke it while I was having seizures. It...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    In my dream last night, one part of it was me reading more about anxiety online. There was a list of anxieties experienced by people who actually had anxiety disorder, and a list...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    In my youth I was arrogant ,reckless, and ignorant. I acted solely to help only myself and I didn't see the truth because I did not wish to see. I did things I wasn't proud of...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Friday I'm sleeping over his house with our son. our son is excited to have a sleep over with his sisters. I'm looking foward to being in bed with my ex and cuddle. I'm not...
    smashmouth4eva smashmouth4eva 31-35, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    After experiencing a year of university, I have broadened my perspective and social circle a lot more. It's made me realise many things; several things being some people will never...
    turtlemonster turtlemonster 18-21, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Today, I was diagnosed with Duane Syndrome. After 17 long years of wandering what's wrong with me, and why my eyes are so different from other peoples', I finally have closure. I...
    katiebug7 katiebug7 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Good evening! I have been diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome when I was three months old by an ophthalmologist in a hospital in Poland. I am now 6'2", after two cardiac surgeries and...
    sakrona sakrona 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Just found out my 11 year old son has Asperger's syndrome. I have suspected for a while, and the reason it went undiagnosed for so long is because he is so academically gifted. In...
    SoShellyBye SoShellyBye 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's hard to really do anything.. When your a minor and have no family support... What's the point
    Norial Norial 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Getting old fears me. True. I am shocked that i am no longer a teenager, but why is it like only my age increases? I feel like my mentality when i was a teenager is the same as i...
    blitzkrieg7 blitzkrieg7 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hi I am 17 and i was diagnosed January 2015 with POTS but we were almost certain for several months before. I am a junior in high school and I try not to let my condition keep me...
    mermaidmixi mermaidmixi 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    im in the early stages of carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand. i dont wear a brace yet. i go through pain and numbness in my fingers. its kinda weird.
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 4 days ago

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    Thick blood (also known as hypercoagulability, Antiphospholipids, and Hughes Syndrome) is a condition where the blood is more viscous (thicker and stickier) than normal. The...
    topcap2017 topcap2017 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So I have a question. For me, when I am about to faint, I become really incoherent. I forget what I am talking about, I say off the wall things, and I can barely walk straight. It...
    imstrongerthanyouthink imstrongerthanyouthink 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I don't understand why they are subjecting me to this? They first suggested Turner Syndrome to me 2 years ago and referred me for yet more bloodwork on my hormones - the laugh of...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    i have several mental illnesses. i have been hospitalized many times and in rehabs. i take medication every day. i hate stigma and discrimination. it is wrong. i have...
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Broken Heart Syndrome is real. SO happy I DiDN'T GET THAT! But I was HEARTBROKEN for MANY, MANY months. It took another guy to help me forget and keep me distracted but that dude...
    endlessl0ve endlessl0ve 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    i'm 40 years old and have polands syndrome.i was always told that i just had a birth defect and that was it but finally a doctor diagnosed me.i was fine when i was younger but for...
    Brewdogg Brewdogg 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Homeschooled my entire life I suck at Math Still don't have a driver's license (and haven't practice-driven since last summer) I missed out on pretty much everything cool in the 9...
    FluttershyLabeouf FluttershyLabeouf 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    I have the pais syndrome an intersex condition. I am a FTM/Libragender and I have bottom dysphoria and I am happy though that I'm intersex, though worried too.
    Yviroc Yviroc 22-25, T Jan 31